Category: kccok

…in brief

first_imgThis week’s news in briefTribunal taskforce Trade & Industry Secretary Patricia Hewitt last week set up anemployment tribunal taskforce to advise on the reform of the system. Thetaskforce will examine the need for investment, improved communication and theuse of the Internet to improve efficiency. The taskforce will make recommendations to Hewitt and the Lord Chancellor.  www.dti.gov.ukSept 11 hits tourism More than a million workers in the European hotel and tourism industry couldlose their jobs as a direct result of the 11 September attacks, claims theInternational Labour Organisation. It estimates that a 10 per cent reduction inglobal tourism would result in 8.8 million people losing their jobs worldwide.  www.ilo.orgCEOs’ hefty pay rises Chief executives received pay increases of more than 25 per cent over thepast year, according to Incomes Data Services. A CEO in the City now earns onaverage £960,000, compared to £570,000 for other directors. Research by IncomesData Services, which polled 2,000 directors, shows that FTSE 100 companiesincrease CEO pay by over 18 per cent.  www.incomesdata.co.ukAiling online recruiter StepStone, the Norway-based online recruitment agency, will cut more than525 jobs from its 876-strong workforce and has told its UK subsidiary that itwill no longer support it financially. “In the UK, the company will be putinto liquidation,” a spokesperson said. The company will focus on Belgium,Denmark and Germany – its three most successful markets.  www.stepstone.co.ukAction over violence The Work & Pensions Secretary has promised Benefit Agency staff azero-tolerance approach to violent behaviour in a bid to avert strike action.The PCS union is balloting over 60,000 members on strike action this week overthe removal of protective screens for staff. Currently 2,300 employees are onstrike. www.pcs.org.uk Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article …in briefOn 6 Nov 2001 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

Subglacial Lake Ellsworth: a candidate for in situ exploration in West Antarctica

first_imgRadio-echo sounding reveals a 10 km-long lake beneath similar to3.4 km of ice near the Ellsworth Mountains in West Antarctica, 20 km from the ice divide. Subglacial Lake Ellsworth is located within a distinct topographic hollow, which is similar to1.5 km deeper than the surrounding bed. Judging by bed slopes flanking the lake, the water depth is at least 10s of metres. Calculations of basal temperature reveal the ice base to be warm both now and during full glacial periods. As the environments of subglacial lakes are broadly similar, life may be expected in Lake Ellsworth as in any other. Given this, its physical characteristics, and the fact that the West Antarctic Ice Sheet has been accessed on several occasions, Lake Ellsworth is an excellent candidate for in situ examination.last_img

Utah NCAA College Roundup: 5/11

first_img Tags: Big Sky/BYU/Last Chance Meet/Mountain West/Southern Utah/Utah Valley/WAC/Weber State Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailMOSCOW, Idaho-Friday, as the Big Sky track and field championships concluded, the Northern Arizona men and women swept the team titles. For the men, the Lumberjacks posted 131 points, edging second-place Southern Utah, who finished with 122 points. Weber State’s men finished sixth with 63 points.For the women, Northern Arizona posted 128 points and Sacramento State’s women placed second with 113 points and Weber State was third with 88.5 points. Southern Utah finished seventh with 59 points.Additionally, Calvin Root of Montana State won the men’s hammer throw title with a toss of 197-4 feet with Weber State’s Justin Herbert finishing second overall. Jordan Porcaro of Southern Utah placed fifth.In the men’s high jump, Nolan Hovland of North Dakot was the champion with a leap of 7 1/4-feet. Frank Harris of Southern Utah was second and Anthony Gregory of Weber State placed fourth.In the women’s shot put, Jelaia Jones of Sacramento State won the title with a toss of 48 3 1/4 feet and Kyle Douglass of Montana State won the men’s discus title with a toss of 192-5 feet.The women’s triple jump saw Sacramento State’s Emilia Del Hoyo win the title with a leap of 41 2 1/2 feet and Kyley Foster of North Dakota won the women’s pole vault, getting a jump of 13 0 1/4 feet.The men’s 4 x 100 relay title was won by the Eastern Washington Eagles in a time of 40.39 seconds and Northern Arizona’s women took their 4 x 100 relay crown in a time of 45.76 seconds.In the men’s 1500-meter run, Northern Arizona’s Andy Trouard took the crown in a time of 3:49.22. Southern Utah’s George Espino and Mike Tate finished second and third, respectively.Sharlie Dimick of Southern Utah took the 1500-meter run crown for the women in a time of 4:27.61 while Madeline Kauffman placed third.The men’s triple jump was won by Sacramento State’s Darius Armstead with a leap of 51 8 1/4 feet and in the men’s 110-meter hurdles, Idaho State’s Tanner Conner got the win in 14.01 seconds. Devon Montgomery of Southern Utah finished fourth overall in the event.The women’s 100-meter hurdles champion was Amanda Jaynes of Montana State in a time of 13.66 seconds as Weber State’s Cidnee Davies placed second and her teammate, Kate Sorensen, finished fourth.The men’s 400-meter dash was won by Northern Colorado’s Alex Wesley in a time of 46.22 seconds while Northern Arizona’s Jasmine Malone won the women’s 400-meter dash in 52.79 seconds.In the women’s javelin, Anna Gardom of Idaho State won the title with a toss of 160-3 feet as Whitney Fowers of Weber State finished fourth overall in the event.Southern Utah’s Tre James set a Big Sky conference championships meet record with a time of 10.19 seconds in winning the 100-meter dash and he also took the 200-meter dash crown in a time of 20.57 seconds.Rebecca Tarbert of Eastern Washington won the women’s 100-meter dash title in a time of 11.64 (11.632) seconds and Southern Utah’s George Espino won the men’s 800-meter run in a time of 1:52.08.Montana’s Carly Smiedala won the women’s 800-meter run crown, posting a time of 2:07.66 and Drake Schneider of Montana State won the men’s 400-meter hurdles title in a time of 52.57 seconds.Amanda Jaynes of Montana State took the 400-meter hurdles crown, sweeping both hurdles events, and posting a time of 58.27 seconds as Kate Sorensen of Weber State placed second.The women’s 200-meter dash title was won by Jasmine Malone of Northern Arizona in a time of 23.52 seconds.Tyler Day of Northern Arizona won the men’s 5000-meter run in a time of 14:08.16 as Southern Utah’s Mike Tate placed fourth.The women’s 5000-meter run champion was Montana State’s Kelsie Lasota in 16:36.97. Southern Utah’s Madeline Kauffman finished third and Madison Fruchey and Sharlie Dimick placed fifth and sixth, respectively for the Thunderbirds in this event.Finally, in the 4 x 400 relay, Montana State’s men won the title in a time of 3:12.27 while Northern Arizona’s women took the crown, posting a time of 3:40.71.LAWRENCE, Kan.-Friday, as the WAC track and field championships ensued, Grand Canyon’s men and women both have significant leads in the overall standings. The Antelope women have 104 points to Utah Valley’s 53 points. The Wolverines are second overall. For the men, Grand Canyon has 77 points and Missouri-Kansas City is in second with 63 points. Utah Valley is third with 53 points.In the men’s high jump, Jamarice Preston of Missouri-Kansas City took the title with a leap of 6-08.75 feet. Alyson Schwartz of Grand Canyon had a leap of 13-03.50 feet to win the women’s pole vault crown.Grand Canyon’s Kayla Finnegan had a leap of 20-02.50 feet in the women’s long jump and in the men’s long jump, Marcus Flannigan of Grand Canyon took the crown by jumping 25-09.25 feet.In the men’s discus, Paul May of Texas-Rio Grande Valley was the champion with a toss of 171-07 feet as Utah Valley’s Daven Russell placed fourth.Russell also placed fourth in the men’s hammer throw with Josh Hamberlin of Grand Canyon winning the title in this event, posting a toss of 199-09 feet.In the women’s javelin, Alyssa Covarrubia of New Mexico State had a toss of 138-01 feet to take the title.In the last scored event of the day, New Mexico State’s Yemisi Oroyinyin won the women’s shot put title with a toss of 49-01.50 feet.FRESNO, Calif.-Friday, the Mountain West track and field championships ensued from Fresno State, the Colorado State men and women each have the lead in their respective spheres entering Saturday competition which will conclude the meet.For the men, the Rams have 80.50 points, with Utah State in third at 41 points. For the women, Colorado State, with 51 points, decisively leads Utah State and New Mexico, who are tied for second with 36 points.In scored events Friday, Boise State’s Yusuke Uchikoshi took the crown in the men’s 3000-meter steeplechase, edging Spencer Fehlberg of Utah State, 9:02.36-9:02.74 in a thrilling finish. Adam  Hendrickson of Utah State placed fifth overall in the event.The men’s 10,000-meter run title was won by Colorado State’s Jerrell Mock in a time of 29:24.87 and in the men’s hammer throw, Wyoming’s Damon Unland had a toss of 199-01 feet to win the title in this event.The men’s long jump saw New Mexico’s Tanner Battikha earn the championship with a leap of 24-08.50 feet. Utah State’s Leaugen Fray-Benoit finished fourth overall.Sam Nelson of Utah State took the men’s pole vault title with a jump of 16-04.75 feet and in the men’s shot put, Colorado State’s Mostafa Hassan placed first with a toss of 61-05.00 feet as Utah State’s David Hirschmann finished in second.The women’s 3000-meter steeplechase title was won by Utah State’s Cierra Simmons in a time of 9:56.60 while New Mexico’s Ednah Kurgat placed first in the 10,000-meter run in a time of 32:31.55.In the women’s hammer throw, Fresno State’s Aisiah Tuiasosopo had a toss of 208-11 feet to take the crown and in the women’s long jump, Destiny Longmire of San Jose State took the crown with a leap of 20.o5-75 feet.The women’s shot put title was won by Utah State’s Brenn Flint with a toss of 54-07.50 feet. Finishing second was her teammate, Olivia Moriconi.The meet concludes Saturday.PROVO, Utah-Friday, Brigham Young hosted the Last Chance track and field meet, giving athletes who have not qualified for the NCAA West regionals (May 24-26 at Sacramento, Calif.) another opportunity to show their skills.Among the Cougars’ guests were Utah State and Youngstown State, as the Penguins made the westward trek from eastern Ohio.In the women’s 5000-meter run, Brigham Young’s Britney Lund and Julie Sumsion finished second and third, respectively.The men’s 5000-meter run was won by the Cougars’ Brady Earley in a time of 15:08.08.In the men’s 800-meter run, Brigham Young’s Patrick Parker took the crown in a time of 1:50.87, while his teammates, Abraham Alvarado and Connor Ross finished second and third, respectively.Brigham Young’s Brenna Porter won the women’s 400-meter hurdles title in a time of 58.30 seconds and in the men’s 400-meter hurdles, her teammate, Max Scheible posted a time of 50.95 seconds to take the crown.The Cougars also got a win in the women’s pole vault with a leap of 13-01.75 feet as her teammates, Kyndal Stewart and Isabel Neale finished second and third, respectively.In the men’s long jump, Brigham Young’s Blake Steeves posted a leap of 23-02.00 feet and Marcus Daley, his teammate, placed second.Keesha Miller of Brigham Young won the women’s long jump crown with a leap of 17-05.75 feet.In the women’s hammer, Brigham Young’s Siale Vaitohi took the title with a toss of 184-04.50 feet and in the women’s javelin, her teammate, Ashton Riner, won the crown, posting a toss of 149-06.50 feet, as Elyse Cuthbertson and Sydnee Muhlestein finished third and fourth, respectively in this event for BYU.This meet resumes Saturday. May 12, 2018 /Sports News – Local Utah NCAA College Roundup: 5/11 Brad Jameslast_img read more

Equinor Energy secures drilling permit for well near Farm field

first_imgUnder the drilling campaign, a wildcat well will be drilled in production licence 090 and will be carried out by the Deepsea Atlantic drilling rig Image: The well is located about 7km west of the Equinor-operated Fram field. Photo courtesy gloriaurban4 from Pixabay. Equinor Energy has secured drilling permit from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) for exploratory well 35/11-23 in the Norwegian North Sea.The well 35/11-23 will be drilled in production licence 090, which is a part of block 35/11. It is located about 7km west of the Equinor-operated Fram field which has been in production since 2003.Under the drilling campaign, a wildcat well will be drilled in production licence 090 and will be carried out by the Deepsea Atlantic drilling rig.The Norway-based oil and gas company is the operator of the licence, with an ownership stake of 45% while remaining stake belongs to ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Norway (25%), Idemitsu Petroleum Norge (15%) and Neptune Energy Norge AS (15%).The production licence 090 was awarded on 9 March 1984 and is the 17th well to be drilled in the licence.The permit is dependent on Equinor acquiring all other permits and consents necessary from other authorities prior to beginning the drilling activity.NPD grants MOL Norge a drilling permitMOL Norge has secured permission from the NPD to drill wildcat well 25/8-19 S in Norwegian North Sea.The wildcat well will be drilled in production licence 820 S and is located about 6km northwest of Ringhorne and 210km northwest of Stavanger and will be carried out by Deepsea Bergen drilling rig.MOL Norge is the operator of production licence 820 S with 40% stake, while other licensees include Lundin Norway with 30%, Wintershall Norge with 20%, Pandion Energy with 10%.Production licence 820 S was awarded on 5 February 2016 in APA 2015 on the Norwegian shelf. This is the first well to be drilled in the licence.The permit is dependent on MOL Norge acquiring all other permits and consents necessary from other authorities prior to beginning the drilling activity.last_img read more

HMS York Stops at Bermuda on Her Way Home

first_img June 30, 2011 View post tag: home Training & Education Back to overview,Home naval-today HMS York Stops at Bermuda on Her Way Home View post tag: News by topic View post tag: bermuda View post tag: Stops View post tag: Naval View post tag: York HMS York Stops at Bermuda on Her Way Home View post tag: way View post tag: HMS HMS York is coming home from the cold of Bermuda after a penultimate pit-stop on her five-month North and South Atlantic deployment.Yes, you read that correctly. It was cooler in the tropical island than the destroyer’s home port.Admittedly it was only half a degree Celsius hotter in Portsmouth (27.5˚C – we checked with the Met Office) than in Bermuda, but it’s not often we can boast that.The Fastest 42 is now punching her way through the North Atlantic and, after a brief visit to the Azores, will return home to Pompey next week.And while her penultimate run ashore was in paradise, there was a lot of work to do as well to ensure the Type 42 destroyers looks spic and span when she sails past Round Tower.Indeed the junior members of the ship’s company were out in force, chipping, rubbing down, painting the hull after batterings from the South Atlantic during the stint around the Falklands and South Georgia.Bermuda is, understandably, a popular visit for ships deployed to the Caribbean; their stop-offs in the Royal Naval Dockyard on Ireland Island are marked by the ship’s badges famously painted on the walls.The Yorkies took advantage of the sun to pose for a ship’s photograph. It took six gunners to choreograph the 240-plus men and women into position on the destroyer’s forecastle before AB(WS) Luke White pressed the shutter.The three-day visit to Bermuda also saw a run-out for the rugby team against the local police, an official reception in the governor’s residence, and some free time for shopping, socialising and sampling “the Bermudan atmosphere that once was a little corner of Britain,” said the ship’s marine engineer officer Lt Cdr George Adams.Back at sea and making for the Azores, it was time to resume aerial operations. Not with the Lynx, but with feathers – or any other contraption that might make a man/woman stay aloft.‘Birdman of Bognor’ competitions were de rigeur in the Fleet a few years back, but there’s not been one for a while. So after some serious business in the morning (practising dealing with a crash on deck), there were plenty of crashes over the side as sailors donned wings and tried, neigh strove, to reach for the stars, with gongs for the longest flight and most elaborate costume.All good fun, but surprisingly not the highlight of the deployment. No, that came later in the day when, suitably satiated after a barbecue on the flight deck, the ship’s company settled down to enjoy ‘York’s Got Talent’, described as “an entertainment extravaganza” loosely based on a popular TV show…The most talented Yorkie is ET(ME) Mel Hoare who sang the Motown classic My Girl – without accompaniment, edging PO Mario Biagioni into second place and LS Gallagher in third.[mappress]Source: royalnavy, June  30, 2011 View post tag: Navy Share this articlelast_img read more

Paintbrushes and Pineapples

first_imgIn the summer of 2003, a group of five first-year students from Somerville travelled to Ghana in West Africa. They had planned to meet up with the 6,000 books they’d shipped over from England and set up a fully-functioning children’s library. If only life were that simple. To start at the beginning, the impetus and leading driving force behind the plan for the library was cheery oxford socialite Hattie Begg. She had previously spent four months of her Gap year, way back in ’02, volunteering in a Ghanaian hospital in the former British colonial capital, Cape Coast. During this time she developed a great relationship with her jovial Ghanaian host, Molly Yankey, whom the library was eventually named after. In order to try to address Ghana’s chronic literacy problems at the most local level, Molly encouraged Hattie to return with some enthusiastic friends to set up a local reading resource centre for the hundreds of children willing to learn but without any real opportunity to do so. On a cold and wet English April day the draw of scorching hot African sun certainly appealed. And hey, the charity bit sounded well worth a whirl. So as a team we went to work that Summer like very active squirrels desperately collecting acorns for an extremely harsh winter. We organised the bar at the Somerville garden party, put on charity golf tournaments and raffles, and generally sold ourselves to fund raise money for the materials we would need out there. With our travelwash, sun lotion and mozzie nets packed we were ready to set off. We were gonna rock over to Africa and wack up a library in just under a month. If we finished early maybe we could get in a bit of beach time as well. No, actually. The sailing was rarely plain and we faced often very demoralising challenges every step of the way. From the outset, the expedition got off to a disastrous start. Cancelled Ghana Airways flights saw us grimly disillusioned whilst we camped out at a sweltering Heathrow Airport for three whole days amongst sprawling queues of volatile travellers, who were rapidly losing their sense of humour at the situation. Being a group of girls, at this point floods of tears often seemed our best option to appeal to the good nature of the airport staff. Ghana, let alone the library, seemed a very long way away at that point. Upon finally reaching our destination we eagerly anticipated our first glimpse of the building that would house our library in Abura, Cape Coast. On arrival at the location we were met with the stark sight of solitary raw breeze blocks which encased a floor of mountainous sand and rock, over which the odd darting lizard scurried furtively for shelter. A month away from the opening date and the vast amount of work required was sharply brought home to us. We were going to have to get very busy and make a lot of contacts if we were to achieve our objectives in such a short space of time. This became particularly clear when we learned, with horror, that our 6,000 books (donated by the kind British public) intended for the library were trapped in the mindboggling swirl of Ghanaian shipping bureaucracy and top level corruptive forces. Getting our books released from the port would prove to be a longer-term goal; in the mean time we concerned ourselves with the here and now i.e. getting a mere shell of a room into a groovy-looking book haven full of child-sized furniture and horrendous clashes of bright colours. Long, hard days were spent purchasing materials, digging, painting, tiling, eating goat etc and keeping our Ghanaian builders motivated. If only British builders were as receptive to gifts of bread, biscuits and pineapples. As the work progressed, more and more of the local children came and watched us work, often gaining a dubious education from Glamour, Heat and Rugby World magazine, and the assorted hits of Christina Aguilera and Disney’s Aladdin. However, it was difficult to get across the actual purpose of the library given that its essence, the books, were still nowhere to be seen. We were beginning to get a little panicky about this as time slipped away from us. Eventually after numerous trips to the shipping port of Tema, six hours from where we were based, we decided to enlist the help of TPA (Teaching Projects Abroad) which run several charitable projects in the area. Their political muscle as an NGO and registered charity provided our negotiations with new weight and this, combined with a briefcase packed full of unmarked US dollars, eventually saw the books on their way to the newly christened ‘Molly’s Library’. After a month of extensive renovation work, we were ready to open the library to the public, and promoted it on a number of primetime TV and radio shows. Given that the project, in many ways, was very much like BBC’s flagship interior decoration show, Changing Rooms, we felt just like a frantic Lawrence Llewelyn-Bowen prior to the big launch, and hoped the children would appreciate our somewhat wild use of colour. However, these worries were put aside. The lavish opening ceremony in front of the local community, the village chiefs and the Ghanaian media went fantastically well and it was very rewarding to see such genuine enthusiasm and excitement for what had been achieved. One year later, the long-term future looks bright for the library. This summer, four more students from Oxford are making the trip to West Africa to continue the project. They are planning to establish the second stage of the library, a much needed, fully stocked reading room for college and university age Ghanaians. We very much hope that this will be another small step towards the provision of education that will one day open doors for Ghana. If you have any books you would like to donate, particularly textbooks and reference works, please get in touch and we’ll happily take them off your hands. E-mail Maeve Gill at Somerville College. ARCHIVE: 6th week TT 2004last_img read more

Oxford students ‘kettled’ at protest

first_imgThe protest remained peaceful until paint and coloured smoke bombs were thrown outside BIS. One eyewitness reported that the police’s robust response triggered the more frenetic episodes of the demonstration, which saw students running through the streets around Westminster, with police in pursuit. Outside BIS, where the demonstration was due to end, smoke bombs hid some of the action from view, as police ran towards the building in increased numbers.At the scene, police liaison offi cers could be heard alleging that criminal damage had been done, though Cherwell’s reporter could see no evidence of this. An errant smoke bomb did strike a police offi cer, however, as did paint thrown by protesters.In response to the escalation, police split the protest in two, preventing those protesting just outside BIS from joining other protesters attempting to continue down Victoria Street. Some grew angry at this point, believing they were being kettled.On this occasion, protesters were free to leave the area the way they had come, but many were keen to join the other group further down Victoria Street, and broke through the line of police in order to try and reconnect.The pace of the demonstration then increased considerably, as students attempted to outrun attempts by police to cordon them off again. As some students ran, the protest dispersed, and some groups of protesters found themselves separated from the main body.According to those attending, police asked protestors to get out of the road and onto the pavement and although most people did, there was not enough room and the police began pushing some of the protestors, one of whom was knocked unconscious after a police offi cer pushed her. Despite protesters shouting that they could not breathe, police allegedly told them there was nothing they could do and shortly after formed another kettle. 12 arrests were made, according to the Metropolitan Police.Bourne told Cherwell, “The fi rst part of the protest was really fun, everyone was excited to go to stand up for such an important cause but I was disgusted by the police violence – it was so so bad! Despite this, it was defi nitely worth going; I am just hoping something will come of it. I am really glad I went, despite the police at the end, and I will still be going next year.” Xavier Cohen, a third-year PPEist also at Balliol, who proposed the OUSU motion to fund transport for students attending the demonstration, commented, “I feel the demo was really important because cutting maintenance grants is a clear attack on the poorest – money people would have received for free will now become debt. The Tories have a clear aim to further marketise education and take the cap off tuition fees – it’s so important that we as students demonstrate that this is totally unacceptable and that we will fi ght these horrible policies at every step.”Oxford University Conservative Association (OUCA) President, Jan Nedvídek, told Cherwell, “We are fortunate enough to live in a country governed by laws, not violence. If you dislike a particular policy, fair enough: organise a debate, stand for Parliament, persuade people to vote for you and change that policy! Wearing balaclavas, destroying public property and shouting abusive things at people doesn’t get you very far in a civilised country. What I fi nd particularly disappointing is that the Shadow Chancellor encourages this sort of violent behaviour.”Shortly before the march, Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell delivered a speech.McDonnell told protestors, “Your generation has been betrayed by this Government in increases to tuition fees, in scrapping the education maintenance allowance and cuts in education. Education is a gift from one generation to another, it is not a commodity to be bought and sold.” Green Party leader Natalie Bennett was also in attendance.Despite the violence, Lucy Delaney, Vice President for Women at OUSU who helped to lead the Oxford trip, commented, “There was fantastic energy and it was really affi rming – as someone who works to represent and support students and their interests – to see people so fi ercely dedicated to getting their voices heard on crucial issues – the right to a free education, maintenance grants, decolonising education, ending racial profi ling, supporting those on low incomes, and supporting refugees and fi ghting against their incarceration and deportation.“The police tactics, however, were despicable and needlessly violent. Many students, some of whom were attending their fi rst protest, were walled in and kettled with unnecessary force by lines of police – I narrowly avoided this myself. The police numbers were utterly superfl uous and clearly a scare tactic, and many of them were carrying guns. Several Oxford students were kettled, a few sustained injuries from police offi cers, and two freshers were walled in for hours. Luckily everyone made it home safe, and this display of police brutality, whilst frightening, has spurred many activists on to keep protesting and with renewed vigour.”Kettling has been criticized in the past for its indiscriminate nature, detaining peaceful protesters along with violent ones. Critics also claim that kettling is occasionally used to deliberately encourage disorder, so as to shift the focus of public debate.Cherwell understands that representatives of legal fi rm Green and Black Cross were giving out their contact details to protestors. The Metropolitan Police confi rmed 12 arrests were made but would not off er Cherwell further comment. Two first-year undergraduates from Balliol college were allegedly kettled by police at the student march against the government’s cuts to grants on Wednesday. Around 50 to 70 students from Oxford went to the demonstration, with transport funded by Oxford University Student Union (OUSU).Oxford students Beth Cadwalladr and Pria Bourne, both from Balliol, claim to have found themselves kettled on St James’ Street. This group was escorted by police to Charing Cross Station. As a result, Cadwalladr and Bourne missed the OUSU coach back to Oxford, but Cherwell understands that OUSU will reimburse them for the journey home.‘Kettling’ is a controversial antiriot tactic which has been used in the past by the Metropolitan Police. It involves surrounding protesters and prevent them from leaving an area for an extended period of time.Cadwalladr and Bourne were separated from the other protesters when the protest escalated after a stand-off outside the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), a particular object of the protesters’ anger.This year, the department will spend £1.6bn on poorer students, but the Treasury has announced that this support will be cut, and replaced with loans.The demonstration, which marched from Student Central through the centre of London, passing Trafalgar Square and the Houses of Parliament, consisted of thousands of students chanting, “What do we want? Free education”.James Elliott, one of the lead stewards of the National Campaign against Fees and Cuts – the organisation which arranged the protest – and student at St Edmund Hall, told Cherwell, “I think the demonstration was a great success and showed once again that the government need to listen to students on tuition fees and living grants.“Their cut to maintenance grants is going to leave the poorest students graduating with the most debt – in what sense is that making the system fairer? I hope to see much more of these demonstrations until the government backtracks.”last_img read more

COA: Allowing Removal Of Prosthetic Eye Not An Abuse Of Discretion

first_imgCOA: Allowing Removal Of Prosthetic Eye Not An Abuse Of DiscretionOlivia Covington for www.theindianalawyer.comA trial court’s decision to allow a woman to remove her prosthetic eye in the presence of the jury in a battery case was not an abuse of discretion because the relevancy of the demonstration was not outweighed by possible prejudice against the defendant, the Indiana Court of Appeals held Wednesday.In July 2015, sisters Crystal and Angela Washington were relaxing at a home in Gary when Angela Washington’s son and daughter, Dominique Bowman, stopped by. After Angela Washington questioned Bowman about her marijuana use, a fight ensued and Bowman struck Crystal Washington in the eye with an iron object.Crystal Washington began bleeding profusely and doctors ultimately decided that her left eye would need to be removed. The state charged Bowman with Level 3 felony aggravated battery and Level 5 felony battery resulting in serious bodily injury, and during her trial, the court allowed Washington, over Bowman’s objection, to remove her prosthetic eye in the presence of the jury.Bowman was found guilty as charged and was sentenced to nine years in prison, with five years executed and four served in community corrections. On appeal, Bowman argued that she was unduly prejudiced when the trial court let Washington remove her prosthetic eye in the presence of the jury. Specifically, Bowman said the state had already admitted photos of the eye injury, so the relevancy of a live demonstration was outweighed by the prejudicial effect.The Indiana Court of Appeals affirmed the conviction in a Wednesday opinion, with Judge Patricia Riley writing that in order to prove Level 3 felony aggravated battery, the state had to establish a “protracted loss or impairment of the function of a bodily member or organ, not merely an injury on the day of the incident.”“Even though a ‘conventional alternative’ was already in front of the jury, the State still needed the live demonstration to carry its burden of proof,” Riley wrote.Further, even if the trial court had abused its discretion in admitting the live demonstration, Riley wrote such an abuse would have amounted to harmless error because Bowman did not have a valid self-defense claim, as she alleged she did, and because she failed to establish the removal of the prosthetic contributed to the guilty verdict.The case is Dominique Brianna Bowman v. State of Indiana, 45A04-1609-CR-2056.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Help Wanted: Halliday Architects

first_imgHalliday Architects is a boutique architectural firm in Ocean City specializing in custom residential, commercial and interior design projects. Halliday Architects is currently seeking a studio designer and project captain to join their team.Description:Architectural firm is seeking a dynamic, talented, highly motivated Designer with 2-5 years of experience to join our expanding Ocean City, NJ office. Our casual yet professional, energetic and collaborative office environment offers great growth potential for motivated individuals who are looking to advance their careers. We pride ourselves in guiding our clients through a complete design process, from initial concept to finished construction. Halliday Architects is looking for a professional individual with the following skills:• Excellent AutoCAD and Adobe Creative Suite skills• 3d modeling and rendering is a plus• Skills in client communications, contract documentation, project scheduling, team leadership, building design, technical detailing, consultant coordination, construction administration• Must be able to work on multiple projects at once• PC platform• Enjoys a collaborative work environment and has good interpersonal skills.Interested candidates please send a cover letter, resume and work samples by e-mail in a PDF format to [email protected]last_img read more

Barking students star in Morrisons video

first_imgBakery students at Barking College have played a starring role in an educational video commissioned by Morrisons.The supermarket recently sent a film crew to the college to capture what it takes to train the bakers of the future. The aim of the video is to inspire and inform young people about the quality of the training and the development opportunities available for a career in grocery retailing. Barking College has trained all of Morrisons’ bakery apprentices from across the south east for the past four years. The course takes nine months to complete, with students able to achieve an NVQ qualification in Bakery Skills which has been especially designed for the supermarket chain by City and Guilds,Bakery tutor Raymond Morum commented: “We’re only one of four colleges working with Morrisons, and to be featured in their film is a great privilege. As an experienced baker, it’s wonderful to have the chance to pass on my knowledge to students, and to know that the traditional skills of a baker are still valued.”last_img read more